The clips of Biden’s apparent ineptitude went viral on some social media sites and, by the end of the week, they were covered extensively on conservative talk radio and some television networks as well.
The more important critique is the one that should be leveled at the substance of Biden’s presidency — the massive policy changes that he has already overseen and is proposing in the months and years to come. Republicans in Congress and across the country should be focusing their fire on Biden’s policies and, even more importantly, presenting their own plans for solving some of the problems he proposes to address.
Biden used the power of the pen to re-enter the Paris climate agreement and re-engage with the World Health Organization, strengthen Obama-era immigration policies, restore collective bargaining power for federal workers and stop construction of the wall at America’s southern border. Most, if not all, of these Trump policies are ones that conservatives generally supported and probably ought to be part of a substantive critique of what this President and his administration are doing.
If voters return congressional majorities to Republicans in 2022 and decide to boot the President from office in 2024, it likely will have very little to do with any of the matters on which conservatives have trained their fire against Biden now. It will be because they presented a substantive governing vision that was more compelling — and succeeded at telling voters why the policies that Biden and Democrats are pursuing won’t get the job done.